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General Defense


555 Washington Avenue, Suite 600, St. Louis, Missouri 63101

Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business Interruption
  • Construction Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Fire
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Subrogation
  • Workers' Compensation

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About Us

For over 80 years the members of Leritz & Plunkert, P.C. have been among the most active litigation and trial attorneys in St. Louis. We represent clients through mediation, arbitration and litigation in federal and state courts, and argue appeals at all levels before the Missouri and Illinois Appellate Courts.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Clayton Homes, Inc.
  • Otis Elevator Company

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Personnel Information

Partners


Joseph L. Leritz

St. Louis, MO

Admitted
  • Missouri, 1952
Memberships:
  • The Missouri Bar
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Association of Defense Counsel (President, 1969-1970)
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Saint Louis University, J.D., 1952

Thomas J. Plunkert

St. Louis, MO

Admitted
  • Missouri, 1977
  • Illinois, 1978
Memberships:
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar (Board of Governors, 1982-1986, 1987-1994; Vice Chairman, Young Lawyers Section Council, 1982-1986)
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis
Education:
  • Florida Institute of Technology, B.S. (cum laude), 1974
  • Saint Louis University, J.D. (cum laude), 1977

James C. Leritz

St. Louis, MO

Admitted
  • Missouri, 1986
  • Illinois, 1994
Memberships:
  • The Missouri Bar
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis
Education:
  • University of Missouri, J.D., 1986

Christopher P. Leritz

St. Louis, MO

Admitted
  • Missouri, 1990
  • Illinois
Memberships:
  • The Missouri Bar
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Education:
  • Saint Louis University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1985
  • Saint Louis University, J.D., 1990

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